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OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 30
UVA PROTECTION MODERATE
UVA/UVB BALANCE MODERATE
SUNSCREEN STABILITY MODERATE
HEALTH CONCERN MODERATE
OTHER CONCERNScontains vitamin A

This product is found in the following categories

Sunscreen UV Absorbance
Absorbance is the capacity of the sunscreen to absorb UV radiation before it reaches your skin.
Sunscreen Ingredients
AVOBENZONE

2.5%

OCTINOXATE

5%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label warnings: Warnings:Sun protection measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses. Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor. For use on skin only.
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About the ratings

EWG provides information on sunscreen products from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings indicate both efficacy and the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other sunscreens. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any.
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Ingredient Hazard Score Concerns
AVOBENZONE
active ingredient 2.5%
Data: Limited
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
OCTINOXATE
active ingredient 5%
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Data: Limited
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology
ACACIA DECURRENS EXTRACT
Data: None
Use restrictions
POLYGLYCERYL 3 ESTERS
Data: None
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE
Data: None
Use restrictions
STEARETH-21
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
UNDECYLCRYLENE DIMETHICONE
Data: None
n/a
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMER
Data: Limited
n/a
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Data: None
Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
STEARETH-2
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
SORBITAN LAURATE
Data: Limited
n/a
BEHENYL ALCOHOL
Data: Limited
n/a
POLYAMIDE-5
Data: Limited
n/a
HYDROGENATED LECITHIN
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (), Use restrictions
ASCORBYL LINOLEATE
Data: Limited
n/a
GLUTATHIONE
Data: Fair
n/a
CYSTEINE
Data: Fair
n/a
SAFFLOWER GLYCERIDE
Data: None
n/a
SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE
Data: Fair
n/a
MYRISTOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-5
Data: None
n/a
HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS (ALGAE) EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
ACETYL CARBOXYMETHYL COCOYL GLYCINE
Data: None
n/a
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
RESVERATROL
Data: Fair
n/a
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns ()
PHOENIX DACTYLIFERA (DATE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
POLYSORBATE-60
Data: Limited
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE
Data: None
n/a
HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER
Data: None
n/a
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns ()
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
BHT
Data: Fair
Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
SCLEROTIUM GUM
Data: Limited
n/a
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
CHLORPHENESIN
Data: Limited
Use restrictions
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions

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